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News - March 7, 2018

Meeting on water-capture facility March 7 in Atherton

A public presentation about the water-capture facility Atherton wants to build in Holbrook-Palmer Park is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, at the Jennings Pavilion in the park, 150 Watkins Ave., at 6:30 p.m.

The presentation will come at the beginning of the monthly meeting of the Park & Recreation Committee.

The $13.6 million grant-funded project will capture runoff water on its way to the Bay to prevent flooding and remove pollutants. The town says construction is scheduled to start in July 2019, and last about 14 months. The project will generate noise, dust, construction traffic and temporary road closures, town officials warn.

While design is still being developed, the facility is now proposed to go under the park's baseball outfield.

At more information, including a video showing construction of a similar facility, is available.


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